In the Penal Colony

Tickets Remain for May 2nd and May 3rd only!
CSULB Studio Theater


An explorer visits an island where blind conformity has no rational connection between crime and punishment. Kafka's ingenious metaphor about man's inhumanity to man is heightened by Glass' hypnotic score. Witness the internal conflict of the innocent bystander; to act or to do nothing.

A collaboration with CALREP Long Beach

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Community Conversations

Next Conversation April 30th, at 6:00PM
All conversations are free.

Long Beach Opera believes that discussions inspired by art should extend beyond the lobby of the theater. For this reason, LBO is using its 40th anniversary season theme, Justice, as a catalyst to present its brand new event series The Community Conversations Initiative. This initiative features five "Conversations" and three youth programs, and will create community-wide discussions about race, equity, and the justice system throughout Long Beach.

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2020 SEASON COMING!

ANNOUNCEMENT ON APRIL 24, 2019
4 OPERAS - 2 NEW LOCATIONS - 1 US PREMIERE


We are hard at work behind the scenes to prepare our 2020 season announcement. Please stay tuned to find out more about the season on April 24th.

We will bring you a diverse range of stories and music from yesterday and tomorrow packed up in 150% LBO.



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Student Rush Now Available

College students can purchase a Student Rush Ticket* for only $15 at the door.

*Must present a valid student ID to purchase. Subject to availability. Limit 1 ticket per student.




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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov
Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission